Journals Higher Education



Published: 05 July 2010

224 Pages

ISBN: 9780748640850

Bookseller Code (06)

Prosaic Desires

Modernist Knowledge, Boredom, Laughter, and Anticipation

Sara Crangle

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Exploring a variety of everyday human longings as they arise in modernist fiction, this book poses a direct challenge to psychoanalytic criticism that characterises desire as sexual or powerful in nature. Using continental philosophy as its framework, it contends that human longings are as endless in kind as they are in manifestation.